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Young Professionals of Dunwoody (YPOD)


Bringing together the talents and insights of emerging young professionals, ages 21-35, the YPODs is a community-based organization of young professionals in the city of Dunwoody whose mission is to develop a dynamic and diverse group of peers with a passion for making a difference, a willingness to learn, the desire to build important relationships, and the energy to get involved in the community.


Our vision is to be recognized as the Dunwoody's premier young professionals organization offering exceptional networking, social, and community involvement services to our members. We will be satisfied only when all members have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally to achieve overall success. Equally, we want to provide our leadership, support and willpower to serve our community to the best of our ability.


  • Leadership: We strive to provide the utmost leadership to our organization and our City of Dunwoody by upholding our mission and vision to our community, leading by example, respecting those we meet and conduct business with, providing a professional demeanor that represents the YPOD organization, and setting aside difference to create and generate real organizational change.
  • Community: We are committed to community awareness and all that pertains to it. We are responsible not only to sustaining our organization, but supporting the Dunwoody community. We strive to create communal change wherein the benefits are to all people who live, work, and play in the City of Dunwoody and surrounding areas.
  • Professional Development: We strive to develop resources, seminars, workshops, and networking events that enhance our members' opportunities to connect employment-related skills and interests to a corresponding career path.

YPOD Leadership

  • Wendy Griffin: Elite Chiropractic
  • Andy Anzures: AT&T
  • Athena Baskin: Hire Dynamics 
  • Sean Chastain: Visiting Angels
  • Jordan Lisvosky: Atlanta Parent Magazine